Stop Waiting

I had a lightbulb moment a while back. You know, one of those realisations that seems so obvious. Except it wasn’t, until that very moment. It was this: I had been waiting. Waiting… To decide where to go next with my work For something to happen in my personal life For the right time to get divorced […]

Participate in Your Own Rescue

Participate in your own rescue. It’s an interesting turn of phrase. I first heard this expression in a leadership podcast.* It intrigued me. What does ‘participating in our own rescue’ actually mean? We’ve all heard the expression: ‘Nobody is coming to save you. You have to save yourself.’ I completely agree. If there’s something in our lives we’re […]

Your Worth is Already Proven

So many of us measure our worth as individuals according to external factors. Against how ‘successful’ we judge ourselves to be compared to others. Or how much we’ve achieved in our professional lives. How many friends we have, how popular we are. How much money we earn or believe we’re capable of making. Some of us measure […]

What’s Your Favourite Flavour of Sh*t Sandwich?!

Strange question? You may be wondering: ‘What’s this woman on about..? My favourite flavour of shit sandwich – what kind of question is THAT?!’ I have to confess that, while I absolutely love it, the question didn’t originate from me. It’s from a great article by Mark Manson* that poses a number of unusual questions to help you find […]

Your Most Precious Resource

As women we have a really hard time putting ourselves first. We believe doing so makes us selfish, self-centred – basically, a complete bitch who cares about nothing and nobody but ourselves. And it’s not just us who believes this. In some relationships, our husbands believe it too. And they take every opportunity to remind us of […]

Why Your Negative Emotions Are a Good Thing

Negative emotions get a bad rap, don’t they? Especially in the world of personal development and positive psychology. We are taught that our thinking creates our reality and that we must learn to think more positively in order to experience more happiness. As a coach who’s work is underpinned by a cognitive, thought-based coaching model, I wholeheartedly agree with […]

Are you Beating Yourself Up?

Recently I attended a fabulous event in London, hosted by the brilliant Kelly Pietrangeli of Project Me for Busy Mothers. I spent a whole day in the company of amazing, like-minded women and we got to focus on our Health & Wellbeing, away from the usual distractions of our busy lives. It was nurturing, nourishing, inspiring and action-focused. During the day we […]

Why Real Self Care is More Than a Bubble Bath

Self. Care. It’s a term that gets bandied around a lot these days. What springs to mind when you hear those two words? Making sure you grab half an hour to read your latest page-turner in peace after a busy day? Making time to get to a yoga class? A fun night out with your girlfriends – a […]

Are You ready for THESE Results in your Life and Marriage?

I recently completed the final session of Empowered Choices, Empowered Woman Programme with my fabulous client, Pauline (not her real name.) As I do with every client, I requested Pauline’s feedback on our work together. I do this for two purposes: 1) It allows the client to reflect on, solidify and record all of the results and mindset shifts they’ve achieved […]

Personal: What I Hold True

I have a different flavour of blog post for you this week. If you’re anything like me, you like to feel connected in your relationships – even your virtual ones! Many of the readers of my Newsletter and Blog have been with me for a couple of years or more now – Thank You for your […]